menu plan monday ~ august 27, 2012

It was a busy first week of school. I assumed I’d have some free time, but that worked out for only one day. Did get a lot of canning done, though, with the help of my son. We processed Concord grapes into 40+ pints of jelly and 32 quarts of canned juice.

processing grapes

And he and his wife helped can pears. We’re just getting started on that. The pears are picked but many have to ripen a bit more before being canned. Thanks to our friend the tree trimmer for bringing the bounty over!

a tree's worth of pears

Before I give this week’s menu, I want to share how much we enjoyed this recipe last week for chicken quesadillas. It was the first time I made them. Simple to make and everyone really liked them. The avocado sour cream was delicious. Heard some very happy noises while the fam’ ate lunch. I’ve included the avocado sour cream in this week’s menu, too.

chicken quesadillas

Ranch Chicken Tacos
Avocado Sour Cream

Baked BBQ Pork Steaks
Baby Baked Potatoes
Sugar Snap Peas and Cherry Tomatoes

Spaghetti with Homemade Sauce
Rosemary Bread
Garden Salad

Mexican Mostacolli and Cheese / I plan to mix all the ingredients instead of layering them, and will use half the amount of cheese. And I’ll add a tablespoon of homemade taco seasoning mix.
Garden Salad
Garlic Bread

Chicken and Cornmeal Dumplings

Saturday ~ Apple Butter Day
Family Dinner with Dad in memory of Mom on her birthday.
I’m providing the birthday cake. I’ll make it a pumpkin cake because my mother loved it (and loved anything to do with her favorite season autumn!).

Vegetable Lasagna
French Bread
Garden Salad

You will find more menus and ideas at Menu Plan Monday.



  1. Posted August 27, 2012 at 11:04 pm | Permalink

    Hi ronda,I love reading about all the canning you’ve been parents have grapes too and used to make jelly but haven’t my dad said they lost a lot this year..I hope they can next year I absolutely love the concord jelly,its so much better than store bought!!!.
    I love the sounds of the quesildias and Mexican mostacolii…I have saved both recipes for our next shopping trip!!!

  2. Posted August 30, 2012 at 1:50 pm | Permalink

    Hilary, the quesadillas were great! I found them easier to make using one tortilla at a time, folding it, rather than making a quesadilla with two tortillas and having to flip them over. Must be an acquired skill. 🙂 I’m making the Mexican mostaccioli this evening. We’ll see how that goes! I hope you enjoy the recipes. ~~Rhonda

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